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  • Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun

    Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun
    From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
  • Review: 'Never Go Back' by Lee Child

    Review: 'Never Go Back' by Lee Child
    Tom Cruise is a tiny, annoying fellow. Jack Reacher is huge and taciturn. So aside from the plot, Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" film — a decent actioner, but no "Bourne Identity" — has nothing to do with Lee Child's Reacher novels....
  • Another Disney Girl gone wild -- Miley provides the sleaze at the VMAs

    "WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White. OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
  • Barbara D'Amato

     Barbara D'Amato
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? When I think of Chicago, I think of Lower Wacker and the tunnels leading off of it. I love the idea that there is a whole network of streets down there where the sun never shines. The streets in the...
  • Amy Timberlake

     Amy Timberlake
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? I walk everywhere in Chicago — I’ll walk for hours in one direction or another. One of the things I love about the city is that if you walk in the city, you never know what you’ll find...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • Scotland Yard may move its famous headquarters

     
    Scotland Yard, one of the world's most famous police forces, unveiled plans Tuesday to move from its iconic headquarters in central London to a smaller building around the corner. The Yard, also known as the Metropolitan Police Service, has proposed the...
  • Review: 'The Unexpected Guest' from Sands Theater Company

    Review: 'The Unexpected Guest' from Sands Theater Company
    THE UNEXPECTED GUEST: One of the nice things about Agatha Christie's Unexpected Guest is how expected so much of it is. There's a reason in the publishing world such mysteries are called "cozies." The mysterious butler. The mysterious stranger. The...
  • Edward Gorey's gothic tales from the vault

    Edward Gorey's gothic tales from the vault
    Twelve years after his death on tax day 2000, Edward Gorey — writer, illustrator, Victorian aesthete born half a century too late — has earned an adjective all his own: "Goreyesque." The word is used, increasingly, to refer to anything that...
  • Review: 'And Then There Were None' at the Glendale Centre Theatre

    Review: 'And Then There Were None' at the Glendale Centre Theatre
    Entering the Glendale Centre Theatre feels like a cozy step back in time. Visitors are greeted by memorabilia from the theater's 65-year history, furnishings from the past and a casual familial warmth later underscored by Executive Producer Tim Dietlein's...
  • Scotland Yard may be for sale

    Scotland Yard may be for sale
    Scotland Yard wants to pull up stakes. One of the world’s most famous police forces unveiled plans Tuesday to sell off its iconic office tower with the revolving “New Scotland Yard” sign out front, a well-known landmark seen in...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...